West Bengal

  • Nearly 29 per cent polling recorded till 10 am in Bengal 17-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: Nearly 29 per cent of the 60,33,310 voters in four parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal cast their votes till 10 am in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state. "About 28.79 per cent polling was recorded on an average in first three hours of polling in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • West Bengal: Moon Moon Sen out on streets of Bankura for campaigning 16-04-2014 11:32 AM

    Kolkata: Yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen is out on the streets of Bankura in West Bengal for campaigning ahead of polling in her constituency. The legendary actress is making her political debut with Trinamool Congress. Accompanying her in the roadhsows are her two daughters Riya and Raima Sen. Another star...
  • West Bengal: BJP using media power to win polls, says Mamata Banerjee 12-04-2014 08:27 PM

    Kolkata: Charging the BJP with using "media power" for winning the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the opposition of carrying out a "malicious campaign" against her. Addressing rallies in northern West Bengal's Jalpaiguri and Dinhata, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said that...
  • WB minister's son-in-law arrested for assaulting EC officials 11-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Police has arrested the main accused in the Malda assault case. Somdeep Sarkar, son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, and Jamal Khan, another alleged Trinamool Congress activist, were arrested shortly before the 5 pm deadline in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool...
  • Assault on EC officials: WB Police arrests 5 TMC workers 11-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Kolkata: Five people were arrested on Friday in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool Congress workers in Malda. The main accused in the case, the son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, however, still remains at large. The Election Commission had earlier pulled up the Mamata government...
  • WB: EC asks police to arrest TMC workers who assaulted its officials 11-04-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after the standoff with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission has cracked the whip again. It has now ordered the state DGP to immediately arrest those Trinamool Congress workers who allegedly assaulted EC officers in Malda on Thursday. The Commission's officials were trying...
  • Mamata targets Modi, says some people have blood on their hands 11-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Karandighi (West Bengal): Targeting Narendra Modi who has accused her of vote bank politics, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that those who had blood on their hands should not talk about the country. "It does not behove well to talk about the country for those who have...
  • High Court pulls up Mamata for sharing stage with murder accused 11-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday pulled up the West Bengal Chief Minister for appearing at a public event with Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal who is a prime accused in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. Showing Thursday's newspapers to the state counsel on photos of Banerjee sharing dais...
  • TMC workers attacks EC officials yet again in West Bengal 10-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Kolkata: A group of Trinamool Congress workers allegedly assaulted some Election Commission officers in the Manikchak area of Malda Dakshin constituency. They destroyed the cameras belonging to the Election Commission officers. The attack reportedly took place when the officials were trying to stop a Trinamool two-wheeler rally which is forbidden...
  • Mamata blinks after EC's stern order, says will replace the officials 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee finally bowed down before the Election Commission and agreed to transfer the officials as per its directive. The EC had on Monday ordered removal of five SPs, a district magistrate and two ADMs following complaints against them. However, the TMC...
  • Transfer errant officials by Wednedday 10 am, EC tells West Bengal 08-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission has set a fresh deadline for the West Bengal government to transfer six of its officials on poll duty after its earlier deadline of 2.30 pm ended on Tuesday. The EC has now asked the state government to transfer the six official by 10 am on...
  • Bappi Lahiri plays the Pied Piper, charms voters with his singing 08-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Sreerampur: Sporting his trademark chunky gold chains and sunglass, the man croons in his inimitable voice 'De De Pyar De, De De vote de'. The hit song is chorused by the crowds. Much like his chart busting songs, BJP candidate, music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri's road shows are a...
  • WB government backtracks after EC threat, says will replace officers 08-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Kolkata: In a face-saving act, the West Bengal government on Tuesday proposed the names of three alternative officers to Election Commission after its 2.30 pm deadline ended for the transfer of six officials who were on poll duty. The government had earlier defied the EC orders with Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Defiant Mamata dares EC, refuses to remove 5 SPs, DM despite orders 08-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken on the Election Commission after it ordered the transfer of five SPs and a District Magistrate following complaints by the Opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to transfer the officials. Mamata has, in fact, dared the EC to remove the...
  • WB: EC removes DM, 5 SPs from poll duty following complaints, Mamata says won't follow orders 07-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission removed a District Magistrate and five sub inspectors from poll duty in West Bengal following complaints against them. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in no mood to follow the orders as she said, "I will not remove any official." The Election Commission ordered the removal...
  • TMC's code for polls: Women not to wear lipstick, men not to drink 03-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Kolkata: Live austere until the polls are over, seems to be the Trinamool Congress's mantra ahead of the elections. The party has issued a diktat to its members, asking women not to wear lipstick and men to abstain from alcohol until the elections are over. The TMC has not commented...
  • West Bengal tracker: TMC 23-29 seats, Left 7-13, Congress 4-7, BJP 0-1 31-03-2014 08:07 PM

    New Delhi: The victory march of the ruling TMC led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee continues in West Bengal. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will win 23-29 seats, Left Front 7-13, Congress 4-7 and BJP...
  • Lok Sabha Election Tracker: Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand 31-03-2014 07:58 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker in Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on East India, Northeast India 31-03-2014 11:32 AM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Assam. ...
  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide 31-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Midnapore: An M.Tech student of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said on Monday. The fourth year student, Lokesh Kumar Goyel (22), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room at Radhakrishnan Hall last night, SDPO...
  • BJP candidate PC Sorcar gets EC notice for comments against Mamata 30-03-2014 08:55 PM

    Kolkata: Magician P.C.Sorcar, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket from West Bengal's Barasat, has been slapped a show cause notice by the Election Commission for making derogatory comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and his Trinamool Congress rival. Two days back, without naming the chief...
  • Kings & Queens: Mamata tries to extend her footprints beyond Bengal 28-03-2014 10:24 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had created history in 2011 by ending the 34-year-old rule of the Left government in the state and is now trying to extend her footprints beyond Bengal. The Trinamool Congress supremo does not back either the Congress or the BJP and want a federal...
  • CPIM expels rebel Lakshman Seth for praising Mamata 28-03-2014 02:24 PM

    Kolkata: The CPI-M on Friday expelled leader Lakshman Seth for anti-party activity. Seth was expelled after he praised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for her courage and also accused the party's top leadership of conspiring to throw him out. This is the second major expulsion of a top CPI-M leader...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC asks WB government to pay Rs 5 lakh to survivor 28-03-2014 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the West Bengal government to give Rs 5 lakh as compensation in addition to the already sanctioned Rs 50,000 to the survivor of the Birbhum gangrape. The court also hit out at the West Bengal government saying it failed to protect the fundamental...
  • I will make lotus bloom in every household: BJP candidate Bappi Lahiri 27-03-2014 07:50 PM

    Music composer Bappi Lahiri who is the BJP's candidate from Sreerampur in West Bengal is confident that he would be able to "make lotus blossom in every household in my constituency". ...
  • Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation 27-03-2014 07:53 AM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Wednesday claimed that he had played a vital role in the formation of Uttarakhand. On his first visit to BJP headquarters in Dehradun after joining the party in Delhi earlier this month, he said he as an MP and a...
  • Full text: Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha election manifesto 22-03-2014 06:23 PM

    Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday and appealed the electorate to vote for change. Claiming that her party was pro-people, Mamata said that the past decade had see "rampant misrule" which has left the country weak, demoralised and divided, with inequity, injustice, falling economic...